Ever dream of owning multiple properties but aren't sure where to start? Paula Pant, Founder of AffordAnything.com, joins Your Cheddar to give tips on investing in rental properties.
In order to start investing in real estate Pant says you need to achieve three things: have no credit card debt, have a low-interest rate on other debt (student loans, etc) and have a personal emergency fund. She says don't rush into buying a property if you aren't prepared.
Plus, what price range should you be looking at when investing in rental properties? Pant says to pay attention to the ratio of overall price to monthly rent. You'll want a property in which the gross monthly rent equals at least 1% of the purchase price.